Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 9 22:51:19 UTC 2009

The History Channel tells us, in program about Dublin, that Irish
Protestants were known as "Billy Boys."  Then, it says, "the word was
changed to 'hillbillies' and was applied to Irish immigrants to America,"

I kid ye not.


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